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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

Zerubbabel Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:33 PM
The Civil; war was NOT about "crimes against humanity." It was in Lincoln's own words: "a war to preserve the Union." "The Union" is mediated by the Federal government. "The Union" = Federal Power. Lincoln and the newly found Republicans Usurped power that was not granted by the Constitution and it has never been relinquished. In order to remedy your misconceptions try this: Every time you think of Lincoln envision his memorial where he sits on a throne with Fasces for armrests.
bachcole Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:33 PM
I did not say (or mean) that The Civil War was a crime against humanity. I said that slavery was a crime against humanity. The Civil War was most certainly the result of the push to limit slavery, and the South feared that the North would use it's majority power to end slavery. So they seceded. The Constitution does not mention secession. But most people, especially in the North, could not bare in their hearts to see their beloved nation split asunder. And Abolitionists were happy at the chance to end slavery.

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...